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ECA 2014 Convention - Call for Short Courses

Eastern Communication Association (ECA) 2014 Convention

Call for Short Courses

The 105th Annual ECA Convention theme is Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse.  The submission deadline is October 15, 2013.  The convention will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at the Omni Providence on April 23-27, 2014. 

Short Course submissions are encouraged to consider the expression and suppression of dissent across communication contexts—relational, organizational, mediated, social, and political—and the attendant implications for such concerns as relational quality, community identification, civic engagement, public dialogue, accountability, and justice.  Dissent can be transformational, a lively experiment in tolerance and freedom of conscience. When accepted and encouraged, dissent can be an important monitoring force, providing correctives for unethical behavior, unfavorable decision-making, and insensitivity to others’ needs. Dissent can also be dangerous, undermining sound and orderly government, and fueling conflict and aggression. 

Short Course Information

Short Course Submission Guidelines:  Completed submissions should include the following:

Please submit materials electronically to:

Kristen Lynn Majocha, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA  15904